Not to be confused with Android 3.0 – HoneyComb, which is specially customised for tablets. The impending arrival of Android 2.4 is made for Smartphones.

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Historically, Google has used names of dessert items for its Android OS system, starting with Donut (v1.6), Eclair (v2.1), Froyo (v2.2), latest Gingerbread (v2.3) for smartphones and finally HoneyComb (v3.0) for tablets. With that logic in mind, it should be only natural that the next codename for the OS should start with “I”, and “Ice Cream” appears to be next on Google’s list of Android releases.

According to Google’s Andy Rubin, the actual name should be “Ice Cream Sandwich”. It is also rumoured that the Samsung Nexus S 2 and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc would be shipping with this new OS. Ice Cream is expected to feature additional usability features such as with new animations and added functions.

Source: Ars technica: Gear and Gadgets